Lending Marilyn Monroe dress to Kim Kardashian was 'irresponsible', collector says

The reality TV star made waves when she appeared at the glitzy fundraiser wearing the dress

dubbed the most famous dress in the world - which was worn by Monroe during her famous 1962

performance of Happy Birthday to US president John F Kennedy.

But some of the attention turned to criticism after collector Scott

Fortner posted photos online appearing to show damage to the gown,

which has since been returned to Ripley's Believe It or Not!.

Mr Fortner said the franchise's only intention in allowing the reality star to wear

the outfit at the prestigious New York fashion event had been "publicity" and that more should have been done to protect the "cultural icon".

But he added that it was not his intention for any outrage to be directed at Kardashian.